Geomechanical model for fracture deformation under hydraulic, mechanical and thermal loads
Chris McDermott; Olaf Kolditz
Hydrogeology Journal 14(4): 485-498
Hydraulic flow and transport (heat and solute) within crystalline rocks is dominated by the fracture systems found within them. In situ stress conditions have a significant impact on the hydraulic, mechanical and thermal coupled processes, and quantification of these processes provides a key to understanding the often transient time-dependent behaviour of crystalline rocks.